Senior Executive Management
Alistair McNeil was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Taylor McKenzie on 3 March, 2008.
Mr. McNeil has valuable experience in the financial services industry. He holds U.S. trading licenses – Series 7, 63 and 65. Alistair also has experience in managing regulatory compliance matters including holding a prior position as Chief Compliance Officer with a major U.S. listed brokerage firm. Mr. McNeil has 25 years experience in a variety of senior management positions around the world. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of a Hong Kong based private equity firm. Alistair is also a member of the Financial Sector Advisory Council.
Alistair McNeil is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he attended Smeal College of Business receiving a degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA). - Born in 1947
Head of Specialised Financial Services
Gordon Robertson was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer during September 2004. Mr. Robertson has seen significant growth of the advisory, fund management, financing and securities business for which he oversees. Gordon has practiced as a commercial lawyer specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Transactions.
Gordon Robertson, Australian by birth, previously was a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management. Mr. Robertson joined Taylor McKenzie from Macquarie Private Capital when he emigrated from Europe in 1994.
Gordon Robertson gained his education in Australia and is a graduate of the University of New South Wales where he graduated with the following degrees BCom, MCom and HonDSc. - Born in 1954
Walter Longworth joined Taylor McKenzie in 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Taylor McKenzie, Walter was at Lehman Brothers for ten years.
Mr. Longworth’s experience also includes experience in emerging, high yield and investment grade markets for all primary and secondary credit products including derivatives and loans. Prior to his tenure at Lehman Brothers Mr. Longworth was at Morgan Stanley.
Walter Longworth holds a BA in Economics from Brown University. - Born in 1950
Graham McGuigan was appointed Head of Corporate and Investment Banking during the month of April in 2005.
Mr. McGuigan has significant experience gained from his time in the investment banking division in charge of support functions. He previously held a senior position at a major French financial institution in charge of structured finance, brokerage, risk and support functions.
Graham is now in charge of specialized business (Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management, Insurance, Specialised Financial Services, Private Banking and Real Estate)
Graham McGuigan is a graduate of Institut Des Hautes Finances (IHFI) in Paris and holds three decorations. Mr. McGuigan also holds a degree in law. - Born in 1952
Gunther Maier joined Taylor McKenzie in 1993 as the European Regional Director – Asset Management and was promoted to his present position in 2006. In addition to his role as Head of Asset Management, Mr. Maier, with his strong background in domestic and international capital markets, is also a chartered accountant and was formerly a Senior Partner with a renowned international accounting firm, Coopers and Lybrand.
Gunther Maier received his M.B.A. from Vilanova University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Politics. Philosophy and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. – Born 1956
Daniel Brennan joined Taylor McKenzie in 1998 as part of the Corporate Finance team. Mr. Brennan has worked in Investment Banking for nearly 25 years covering energy, infrastructure and general banking.
His international experience includes transactions in U.K, U.S, Western and Eastern Europe. He has vast experience in private equity transactions and prior to being involved in the banking industry he was Corporate Development Director at a diversified property investment and development company.
Mr. Brennan was appointed as North American Regional Director – Asset Management in June 2005. Daniel Brennan is a graduate of Universidad D Sevilla. - Born in 1959
Sylvain Bouby joined Taylor McKenzie in 1997 as the Financial Controller. A position which he held until 2002 when he was appointed to his present position as European Regional Managing Director - Asset Management.
Prior to joining Taylor McKenzie, Sylvain supervised Finance, Risk and Internal Audit at Credit Lyonnais where he became a board member of Credit Lyonnais Asset Mangement.
Mr. Bouby’s experience extends to his time spent with Crédit Agricole Asset Management where he took responsibility of the international network, while maintaining responsibility for structured finance and support functions. Sylvain Bouby is a graduate of ESSEC and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). - Born in 1961
Fabian Pavard joined Taylor McKenzie in 2003 and was immediately given his present position as Asian Regional Director – Asset Management.
Fabian was born and raised in Hong Kong graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a Masters Degree in Finance.
Mr. Pavard, prior to joining Taylor McKenzie spent time in his native Hong Kong with Great Wall Securities Co. Ltd. where he was involved with fund settlement and financial credit. - Born in 1962
Mr. Savanier joined Taylor McKenzie in 1996 and was appointed as the Head of Futures, Options and Commodities Trading in 2005.
Prior to becoming the Head of Futures, Options and Commodities Trading, he was head of relations with regional firms within Europe relating to derivatives trading. Prior to joining Taylor McKenzie he was the director of banking affairs at Charente-Maritime Deux Sérves Regional Bank.
Gaetan Savanier is a graduate of Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon and Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts.
Head of Bond and Mutual Fund Investor Services
Alice Murray joined Taylor McKenzie in 2001 as Head of Derivatives – Europe, a position she held until 2005 when she was appointed to her present position as Head of Bond and Mutual Fund Investor Services.
Prior to joining Taylor McKenzie, Alice was based in New York where she was a Senior Director with a major U.S. based financial services firm. Ms. Murray began her career trading European nation based government bonds.
Alice Murray studied Science at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and Engineering at Ecole Ponts et Chaussees. - Born in 1949